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Author Topic: Wood for box calls.  (Read 140 times)

Offline Missouri hunter

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Wood for box calls.
« on: January 22, 2023, 07:12:45 PM »
Do you have any recommendations for what to look for both online and in person when wood selecting?
Are turning blanks good options, if the grain looks tight enough?
Just getting started in call making.
Thank you!

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Re: Wood for box calls.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 03:08:24 PM »
Straight, tight grain. Knot-free.  Turning blanks can work fine but the disadvantage is obviously not being able to select pieces you want to work with if purchasing online.  If you can find a good lumber store near you maybe start with poplar.  It's usually available at most good stores and is relatively inexpensive if you are getting started. 

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Re: Wood for box calls.
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 11:36:21 PM »
Thank you! Appreciate the reply. I did check out one store and hopefully I’ll be able to hit some more soon.